Last fall a few co-workers and I decided to have what we called a “Sampler Sunday” – meaning that each of us brought in something to eat that day. One co-worker brought in fruit, another chips and salsa, homemade baked goods, and I brought in an appetizer platter.
How I make snack platters:
Fast forward to last month, where one of the employees from another department who had been there on that “Sampler Sunday” announced that last weekend was her last weekend being employed there as she was moving to another state. She told everyone that she’d like to do a little potluck at work with whomever would like to participate. Then she told one of her co-workers how I make a great “charcutterie platter“. Well then I of course had to bring something to cheer her on to her next venture.
I didn’t have a lot of time, so I had decided to just make some caprese bites. As I knew that this employee was gluten-free.
But, I should have known myself better, because and hour prior to the time I was supposed to leave for work I found myself rummaging through my refrigerator searching for other snacks to fix alongside them.
I ended up with a platter of caprese bite, olive tapenade, rosemary water crackers, gorgonzola cheese, dry Italian salami, cheddar & mozzarella cheese, and some garlic and parsley roasted carrots.
I brought it in and we all enjoyed the treats everyone shared. As we were all nibbling and discussing what we all brought I just mentioned that it was a bunch of snacks I had lying around the house.
They asked, “Do you always eat this fancy?”, I replied, “Is this fancy?”
I guess in some people’s eyes it is.
I’ve always enjoyed all sorts of food. Being able to share little bites of things that perhaps someone has never experienced make me especially happy. It turns out the employee leaving was a huge gorgonzola fan, so she was very pleased with the added treat.
This platter pictured in the post is not the exact same that I created. However, I encourage you to look into your refrigerator and find things to make your own pretty platter to share with family or friends!